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and hotel set as an ensemble, as well as a residential building oriented in the direction of the ‘Palais Thurn & Taxis’ palace. The geometries and principles of design found on-site are reflected in the streetside façade. Three-dimensional elements, varying in accordance to the uses involved, are developed from the ground plan in a logically consistent manner. The Dockland building, constructed between 1998-2006, forms one of the most renowned Hamburg landmarks by the Elbe river, together with the ‘Elbphilharmonie’ (Herzog & de Meuron) and the ‘Empire Riverside Hotel’ by David Chipperfield. The “figurehead for online captains” offers roughly 9,000 square metres of office space. With the ‘bow’ of this ship-like steel structure jutting out freely over 40 metres, the glassed-in façade allows employees to enjoy the view of the port panorama directly from their offices,

while visitors can get to the terrace via a public outdoor staircase. The Hafenpark Quartier Frankfurt lies in the immediate vicinity of the ECB on the newly designed bank of the Main river. On this attractive site, around 290 apartments and a hotel are going to be built in accordance with the urban development landuse plan. The block opens up to the south, providing all of the apartments with a view of the Main, and the centre green will be moulded into a vast meadow landscape. Two solitary high-rises create an external effect that further outlines the ensemble’s identity. The Spin Tower high-rise is another example for the dynamic, expressionist quality of Hadi Teherani architecture. The 128-metre tower, erected within walking distance of the Frankfurt central railway station, will become the eye-catcher for

Dockland, Hamburg 1998 – 2006. Photo: © Jörg Hempel

an urban quarter evolving at whirlwind speed. With construction to start in 2018, one of the building plot’s special features is its direct access to the U5 underground transit line, which is going to stop right beside the building as of 2022. During the past years, the Teherani office has been concentrating more and more on innovative concepts for a sustainable urban living architecture. As the architect explains:“To anchor people at their work and living space by creating an atmosphere of identification and inspiration needs more than just the architectural space. Only the complex realisation of the design, from the tiniest detail through to a an emotionally fitting space or a structure reflecting the identity of a whole company, solves the great task of an all-encompassing design concept.” www.haditeherani.com

Quartier Strandkai, Hamburg 2014 – 2021. Rendering: Panoptikon © Hadi Teherani

Flare of Frankfurt 2015 – 2018. Rendering: Panoptikon © Hadi Teherani

Spin Tower, Frankfurt – starts 2018. Rendering: Panoptikon © Hadi Teherani

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